An A to Z of the Occult

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Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 239 pages
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'The knowledge of the hidden' - that is the meaning of the Latin occultus from which we take our modern phrase 'the occult'. Why is it that this subject stirs up so much controversy? Is the answer present in that very definition; the idea that studies into the occult are pushing at the very boundaries of human knowledge? In this simple-to-follow A to Z guide, you will discover the details of studies into the occult and the truth about the occultists who, from the earliest times in history, have attempted to remove the veil that shrouds 'the knowledge of the hidden'. Among the many facts in An A to Z of the Occult lie the answers to the following questions: * What were the world's greatest occultists, including Plato, Nostradamus, Isaac Newton, William Blake and Rudolf Steiner, searching for? * What are the true origins of alchemy? * What secret knowledge is concealed within the tarot deck? * Was the infamous Aleister Crowley really 'the wickedest man in the world'? * Did the Ancient Egyptians believe in magic? In this enlightening guide, Simon Cox and Mark Foster accompany you along the pathways of the occult and attempt to bring the hidden into full view.

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Simon Cox is the author of the international bestsellers Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons. He is a renowned researcher, broadcaster, and speaker and is editor in chief of the DVD-based magazine DUAT. Mark Foster is a writer and historical researcher whose website,, has garnered critical acclaim within the alternative history genre. He is a graphic designer and is the creative director of DUAT.

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